Trend Watch: A Perfect PAIR
by Silvana Longo
We wrap up this tribute to the colour blue by pairing it with its best friend: White. Classic and crisp, elegance begins with a blue-and-white colour palette. Get inspired by our favourite decor pieces in this timeless colour combination.
1) Round STONEWARE JARS blue and white pattern with gold lid, large 7.25″ dia x 14.25″ h, $80; small 7.25″ dia x 10″ h, $55; cobistyle.com 2) Blue & White Pattern PLATE—Ray, €12; casacubista.com 3) Blue & White Ceramic PLANTER, medium, $54.95; williams-sonoma.ca 4) Classic Stripe TOWELS, set of 4, bistro blue, $15.99; williams-sonoma.ca 5) Marble Collection CANDLE, $29 for small, $39 for large; westelm.com 6) Mykonos Doris THROW PILLOW, $250US; jonathanadler.com 7) Garden Guest PITCHER, $58US; anthropologie.com
Taking style concepts to a whole new level
Given the new sophistication creeping into design, rustic décor — a style initially identified by such elements as headboards fashioned out of palettes...
A bone-shaking crack of lighting followed by a power failure isn’t an unusual occurrence at our Haliburton area cottage. So when it happened on an August afternoon last summer, the Man of the House (MOTH) and I did not panic.
Festival-style event designed to help consumers celebrate and curate their home into their lifestyles
Beauti-Tone is celebrating Canada’s 150 th anniversary of Confederation in colourful style with the launch of the National Parks of Canada Colour Collection.
Without a doubt, the easiest, most affordable way to transform a room is with a fresh coat of paint, which can change everything from the tone of the interior light to which colours stand out in furnishings, art and accessories.
Building techniques vary from country to country.
Global design trends ultimately influence and update our taste here at home
Electrical considerations are an important part of any renovation but particularly in those rooms where power and water mix
Euro-Line Appliances has brought elite European engineered appliances to Canadian homes for over 25 years. Our brands exceed expectations and have earned awards in design, engineering, performance, and energy efficiency. All of our cooking, refrigeration, dishwashers, and laundry appliances are created to conserve our non-renewable resources.
X-Tile is sure to have whatever you need to express your unique individual style. We offer you an exceptional variety of wall and flooring options in ceramic, porcelain, natural stone, glass, mosaic and much more from leading suppliers around the world. Let our knowledgeable and friendly staff help you in your dream renovation or building project.
Fisher & Paykel incorporates the world’s most innovative technologies and produce the most technically advanced, efficient and contemporary styled appliances. DCS created the first line of high end, commercial quality appliances and expanded to pioneer indoor and outdoor kitchen solutions for the at home chef. TRADE ONLY.
More than a kitchen and bath luxury showroom, The Water Closet offers unparalleled service, selection and solutions for all your plumbing and heating needs. Our goal is to be your full-service showroom while “Enhancing the Flow of Life”.
Custom drapery, drapery hardware, blinds, shutters, specialty shades (including motorization and home automation), bedspreads, headboards, quilting, upholstery, fabric library, and a complete in-house drapery workroom. We also offer custom programs for builders, designers & decorators.
Vangarde Cabinet Design & Factory Inc. specializes in aftermarket cabinet fronts and accessories that fit IKEA kitchens. We transform ordinary looking IKEA kitchens into extraordinary ones. Finally, there is a choice for more desirable cabinet doors and accessories for your IKEA kitchen.
Cosentino is a global, family-owned company that produces and distributes high value innovative surfaces for architecture and design. As a leading company, Cosentino imagines and anticipates together with its customers and partners design solutions that offer value and inspiration to people’s lives.
Fusion Stone is an easy and budget-friendly way to beautifully upgrade your home, inside and out. A patented Shouldice innovation, Fusion Stone is a thin stone veneer that is easily installed with the included stainless steel clips & screws. You just screw it to the wall and it’s “Hooked for Life”.
At Riobel we design, create and assemble faucets, shower systems and accessories in our Canadian facility located in St-Jérôme, a suburb of Montréal. Our modern and fashionable products are designed to fit all kitchens or bathrooms. They are easy to install, while mechanical parts are accessible from above the counter to facilitate cleaning and maintenance. Riobel: a benchmark of excellence since 1995!
Master Edge Homes is built upon a foundation of expertise and unparalleled craftsmanship. With a team of dedicated and diligent personnel, Master Edge Homes executes home builds and renovations precisely how you envisioned them. From design and build to complete renovation, we are passionate about exceeding excellence with meticulous design, skilled construction, and project management.
Canada's premium quartz manufacturer, HanStone Canada, is revolutionizing the quartz industry. Produced in a state of the art facility in London Ontario, HanStone Quartz is known for superior quality and exceptional design. Locally Made. Distinctly Beautiful. Naturally Canadian.
From a modest machine shop in Baltimore to the surface of the moon, we’ve proudly provided innovative solutions for over a century. Discover the pioneering history of BLACK+DECKER.
Over the past 14 years Factory Tile Depot has become #1 for everything tile and stone. With 5 locations showcasing the latest and greatest trends in the tile industry, we have built the confidence of trade and retail clients alike. We are proud to offer well thought out showrooms, extensive selections of hard to find tile-stone, on site designers, and some of the best after care support in the industry. Experience the FTD difference on your next project.
Sharing Passion & Performance. With our unique expertise and sensibilities, gained from our devotion to sound and music, we are committed to creating excitement and cultural inspiration together with people around the world.
Allan Rug Co. has been serving the GTA builders, designers, architects and the public for over 50 years. Supplying a full range of commercial and residential carpeting in a wide range of colours and styles from leading manufacturers.
Established in 1987, Caesarstone pioneered the original quartz surface and continues to be a leading developer and manufacturer of premium surfaces. Highly functional and design forward, Caesarstone surfaces have endless application possibilities including kitchen countertops, bathroom vanities, wall paneling, furniture and more.
Space Age Closets and Custom Cabinetry has been serving Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area for over 30 years. Our services include a wide array of custom storage solutions for every room in your home. With decades of experience designing and installing custom closets and cabinets we pledge to provide excellence in service and get the job done right the first time.
With over 90 years of experience, BLANCO is the leading kitchen sinks and faucets manufacturer. From handcrafted in Germany Steelart® sinks and the beauty of Silgranit®, to the European design faucets, BLANCO products are celebrated worldwide for their unmatched quality and design. Blanco Silgranit® sinks are proudly manufactured in Canada TRADE ONLY.
We've been proudly serving the community for more than 160 years. We deliver natural gas safely and reliably to two million homes and businesses across Ontario. With safety as our ongoing priority, we're committed to making communities better places to live.
Amercraft specializes in living room radiators, bathroom radiators, bedroom radiators, towel warmers, and heated towel rails in a wide range of colours and styles to fit your home. Whether you are thinking of remodeling or new construction, our collection of Residential Radiators and Towel Warmers will reflect any lifestyle.
At The Brand Factory, we combine the strategic approach of consultancy with a world-class creative agency, and back it with end-to-end, full-service digital capabilities under one roof.
Fleurco specializes in the design, manufacturing and distribution of a full range of high end glass shower doors and bathtubs. We rely on the latest technology to offer you top quality products. In the industry, we are recognized for our superior know-how and customer service.
Right from our opening in 1989, The Floor Shop has focused on developing extensive product knowledge on all hardwood flooring, engineered hardwoods, exotics and green flooring products. Over the years, we have developed a team of professional installers, accurate estimators, and very informative customer service staffers. Our GTA showrooms feature hundreds of floor samples by species, colour, milling profiles and installation applications.
Sharp Electronics of Canada Ltd. is dedicated to improving the lives of consumers through the use of advanced technology. With a commitment to innovation, quality, value and design, Sharp consumer electronics and appliances enhance enjoyment, while adding to comfort.
Our furniture designs run from gracious to contemporary and everything in-between. That's why we can say, with complete confidence, "You'll find it here!" We're proud of the fact that no matter what your taste or budget - we've got furnishings and accessories that will suit your lifestyle - beautifully!
Omega Mantels & Mouldings Ltd. has been manufacturing and distributing stylish architectural building and interior finishing products serving the residential and commercial industries for over 30 years. Working closely with builders, architects and designers to give projects a one-of-a-kind look, incorporating plaster or stone cast products, such as crown moulding, fireplace mantels, kitchen hoods, 3D wall/ceiling panels, decorative accessories as well as firepit tables.
A retailer of quality flooring products such as hardwood, engineered, and laminate flooring and carpeting. We specialize in quality materials and service. We provide professional installation services for all of our products as well as providing refinishing services. We also specialize in Solid Hardwood stairs.
Let Tapestry Decor Bring your ideas to Life!!! From Custom Drapery to full Interior Renovations, we cover all your needs from A to Z. Tapestry Decor is a distinctive establishment offering Full Interior Design and Decor services.
Over the past three decades, Ryan Design International has emerged as a true leader and innovator in the field of real estate marketing, advertising, graphic and environmental design as well as cutting-edge web marketing. Since its founding in 1977 the company has grown to be a full-service advertising agency, playing an instrumental role in the successful launching and on-going marketing of many international real estate projects.
Electrical considerations are an important part of any renovation but particularly in those rooms where power and water mix, like bathrooms, kitchens and laundry rooms. If you’ve been dreaming of renovating one of these important spaces, then planning ahead is your most cost-effective resource.WHAT’S THE PLAN? Putting plans, elevations and reflected ceiling plans (so you’ll know where the light fixtures are going before your electrician asks) on paper allows you to thoughtfully consider all of the details you’ll want to get right. Floor plans provide guidance when it comes to placing outlets. If you know you have a favourite reading chair, you’ll want to make sure there is a plug nearby for your lamp.Most homeowners prepare floor plans but fail to prepare elevations, which highlight what’s happening on walls. An elevation will show you where you want a light switch (as you enter the room) and where you don’t; in the exact spot a painting would look great. It will also help you place outlets along a kitchen countertop or near the ironing board. Remember to consider the colour of the wall outlets are appearing on. With a dark backsplash, for instance, you’ll want to choose dark (matching) outlet and switch covers. That way, the outlets won’t distract from the pretty tile you chose.TIME AND SPACE Dynamic lighting can enhance any room. Consider nighttime use as well as daytime use for kitchens and bathrooms. Low ambient, motion-sensored light options, potentially at baseboard level, can gently light the way if you need to get up in the middle of the night. Your morning coffee will taste a whole lot better when you have softly dimmed kitchen lights vs. harsh overhead pot lights. Create layered lighting options, like task lighting for eyebrow maintenance in the bathroom, clothes folding in the laundry room, or food prep in the kitchen. Choosing the wrong kind of lighting or not installing it correctly can pose a safety risk.EXPERTS ENSURE DESIGN & CODES MESH Pamper your feet with in-floor heating. Ensure the placement of your wall thermostat is practical without impeding your design. It has to be at least one metre from a bathtub or shower stall, or be GFCI-protected if within one metre. Manufacturers’ installation requirements vary, so hire a licensed electrical contractor who will ensure a permit is taken out.Making electrical an afterthought when thinking about your dream renovation can be costly and dangerous. The benefit of hiring the right professionals—an interior designer, licensed and insured contractor and a licensed electrical contractor—means you’ll not only love your gorgeous new space, but you’ll have peace of mind knowing your family is safe. To find out if your electrician is a licensed electrical contractor, check out poweryourreno.caKimberley Seldon